Reginald Arnold, Australian racing cyclist, Died at 92


Reginald Athelstane Arnold was born on October 9, 1924 and died on July 23, 2017.

He was an Australian racing cyclist.

His cycling career began in 1941, when his brothers gave him a bicycle for his birthday.

He was being blind in one eye, he joined Ashfield cycling club in Sydney where he made a name for himself as a capable track sprinter, winning several state titles.

After World War II, he competed on the European cycling circuit, and won several races there as well as in American and Australia between 1945 and 1961.

In 1952 and 1957, Arnold was a member of the team which won the madison championships (the de facto world title).

During 2000, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal (ASM) for being part of the world number one team for day cycle races for a number of years.

During the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Arnold was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to cycling.

Arnold died in Nerang, Queensland.

Reginald Arnold passed away at 92 years old.